Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow

We’ve gone beyond measuring against standard requirements to create a next-generation accountability system that supports and rewards continuous improvement for every student, school, and educator.

The result is an innovative approach that views each student holistically, classifies all schools into four performance levels, and provides opportunities for every Nebraskan to get involved.

LEADERSHIP DOMAIN

Leadership

Strong leaders, committed to achieving educational equity.

Leadership

Leaders set a vision for achieving educational equity, offering students meaningful access to the educational resources they need at the right moment, at the right level, and with the right intensity.

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The Six Tenets of AQuESTT

SUCCESS, ACCESS, AND SUPPORT DOMAIN

Educational Opportunities and Access

Educational Opportunities and Access

Each student has access to effective, comprehensive, and continuous learning opportunities that prepare them for ongoing school success, postsecondary education, and career goals.

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Transitions

Transitions

Quality educational opportunities focus on effective supports and high quality collaborations for each student transitioning within, into, and between grade levels, programs, schools, districts, postsecondary education, and careers.

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Positive Partnerships, Relationships, and Success

Positive Partnerships, Relationships, and Success

Schools and districts implement best practices in student, family, and community engagement to enhance experiences and opportunities that are culturally inclusive and relevant for each student. Student success and engagement relies on positive partnerships and relationships to fundamentally improve the outcomes for each student, school, district, and community.

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TEACHING, LEARNING, AND SERVING DOMAIN

Educator Effectiveness

Educator Effectiveness

Each student is engaged by effective educators throughout their learning experiences, such that schools and districts develop effective teachers and school leaders who establish a culture of success.

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Student Achievement and Growth

Student Achievement and Growth

A balanced assessment system that includes results from multiple sources is used to measure student growth and achievement towards Nebraska’s content area standards. A balanced assessment system is a necessary component of the instructional process to improve learning and growth for each student.

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Postsecondary, Career, and Civic Readiness

Postsecondary, Career, and Civic Readiness

Each student, upon high school graduation, is prepared for success in postsecondary education, career, and life pursuits.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about AQuESTT? You’re probably not alone.

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402-471-3138 | NDE.AQuESTT@nebraska.gov

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